Voting in Georgia Runoff Elections and Other 2021 Elections

U.S. Consular Section Vienna offers free delivery of mail-in ballots for all U.S. elections, including the January 5, 2021, runoff election for Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats. Information regarding runoff elections, including registration and voting deadlines, can be found at  FVAP.gov . Ballots for the Georgia runoff election must be dropped off at U.S. Consulate Vienna no later …

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Reduced Consular Services Due to COVID-19 Lockdown

On Nov. 15, Austrian government officials announced a nationwide lockdown beginning Tuesday, November 17 until Sunday, December 6 to combat the spread of COVID-19.  All retail businesses, shopping centers, schools and offices will close, with the exception of grocery stores, pharmacies, drugstores, post offices, banks, gas stations and “Tabak/Trafik” convenience shops. Restaurants, bars, cafes, museums and …

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SECURITY ALERT

There is a continuing police action in Central Vienna with heavy police presence in Vienna’s First District. Subjects related to yesterday’s terrorist attack are still at large as of this morning. Public transportation is disrupted. The Government of Vienna has urged residents to stay indoors and away from downtown Vienna to allow police to focus …

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Absentee Voting Process

Last week, Deputy Consular Chief Cesar Soriano invited U.S. Citizens living in Austria to a Facebook Live chat on the absentee voting process.  If you missed it – no worries!  Please check out the recording where Cesar explains how to vote from abroad, various differences among the states, and answers questions from our viewers!

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Voting by Absentee Ballot in the 2020 U.S. Elections

This year, the U.S. Elections will take place on Tuesday, November 3rd. In some states voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2020 election are as early as October 5th. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, we recommend that you complete a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA-pdf)  each year to …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna (July 10, 2020)

Event:  Due to COVID-19, Austria is at a State Department Travel Advisory level 4, which means “DO NOT TRAVEL.” Americans wishing to depart should leave immediately via commercial aircraft. U.S. citizens remaining in Austria should be prepared to shelter in place.  Whether to depart Austria or remain is a personal decision. Information Regarding Flights to the …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna (July 2, 2020)

Event:  Due to COVID-19, Austria is at a State Department Travel Advisory level 4, which means “DO NOT TRAVEL.” Americans wishing to depart should leave immediately via commercial aircraft. U.S. citizens remaining in Austria should be prepared to shelter in place.  Whether to depart Austria or remain is a personal decision. Information Regarding Flights to the …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna (June 19, 2020)

Event:  Due to COVID-19, Austria is at a State Department Travel Advisory level 4, which means “DO NOT TRAVEL.” Americans wishing to depart should leave immediately via commercial aircraft. U.S. citizens remaining in Austria should be prepared to shelter in place.  Whether to depart Austria or remain is a personal decision. Information Regarding Flights to the …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna (June 12, 2020)

Event:  Due to COVID-19, Austria is at a State Department Travel Advisory level 4, which means “DO NOT TRAVEL.” Americans wishing to depart should leave immediately via commercial aircraft. U.S. citizens remaining in Austria should be prepared to shelter in place.  Whether to depart Austria or remain is a personal decision.  Information Regarding Flights to the …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna (June 5, 2020)

Event:  Due to COVID-19, Austria is at a State Department Travel Advisory level 4, which means “DO NOT TRAVEL.” Americans wishing to depart should leave immediately via commercial aircraft. U.S. citizens remaining in Austria should be prepared to shelter in place.  Whether to depart Austria or remain is a personal decision.  Information Regarding Flights to the …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna (May 29, 2020)

Event: Due to COVID-19. Austria is at a State Department Travel Advisory level 4, which means “DO NOT TRAVEL.” Americans wishing to depart should leave immediately via commercial aircraft. U.S. citizens remaining in Austria should be prepared to shelter in place.  Whether to depart Austria or remain is a personal decision. Information Regarding Flights to …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna (May 14, 2020)

Event:  Due to COVID-19. Austria is at a State Department Travel Advisory level 4, which means “DO NOT TRAVEL.” Americans wishing to depart should leave immediately via commercial aircraft. U.S. citizens remaining in Austria should be prepared to shelter in place.  Whether to depart Austria or remain is a personal decision. Information Regarding Flights to the …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna (April 27, 2020)

Note: Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). Event:  Due to COVID-19. Austria is at a State Department Travel Advisory level 4, which means “DO NOT TRAVEL.” Americans wishing to depart should leave immediately via commercial aircraft. U.S. citizens remaining in Austria should be prepared to shelter in place.  Whether to depart Austria or remain …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Vienna, Austria (March 26, 2020)

Location:  Austria Event: On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19.  The government of Austria has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Vienna, Austria (March 18, 2020)

Location: Austria Event: The Government of Austria has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Vienna (March 13, 2020)

Location:  Worldwide Advisory Issued Event: The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has become a global pandemic. Due to efforts to slow the spread of the virus, severe travel disruptions and closing of public venues have occurred in Austria and around the world.  The President issued an Executive Order temporarily suspending travel to the U.S. from the Schengen Zone, but this does not …

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ALERT: Visa Services Suspension

On March 11, 2020, the President issued a new Presidential Proclamation titled “Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus.”  This proclamation suspends entry as nonimmigrants or immigrants for aliens who were physically present within the 26 countries of the Schengen Zone during …

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Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

This latest update to the Department of State’s Worldwide Caution provides U.S. citizens with general information regarding terrorist activities, political violence and criminal activity that transpire abroad, as well as specific recommendations on how to prepare for possible contingencies, receive information on breaking security events and ensure that travelers can be contacted in an emergency. …

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